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Goat Tower

by klianc09 - Jam Entry

Have you ever wanted to be a goat? No? However, now you can!

Smash your head against a wall, eat grass, smash your head against your foes, jump around, smash your head against another wall, jump on clouds, take a shit on your enemies, make that awesome sound that goats make when they are angry (or happy).

And then defend that tower of your's from those pesky little robot-frogs, who send a new wave every 10 seconds. Do you have what it takes to beat the ultimate challenge and prove you are a true goat?

You can fight against the frog hordes alone or with a friend in awesome Co-op mode.


---Player 1:
- Move with: W, A, S, D
- Dash with: F
- Make that noise that goats make: G
- Eat grass: H (Heals your Health)
- Take a shit: T

---Player 2:
- Move with: ArrowKeys
- Dash with: J
- Make that noise that goats make: K
- Eat grass: L (Heals your Health)
- Take a shit: I

Post-Compo Version has several bugfixes and an easier difficulty curve.

So, if the game is too hard for you, you can try the post-compo.

Now also implemented Powerups falling from the sky from time to time.

You can enable the music in the Options-Menu, but it sounds distorted and crashes the game after a restart.
This doesn't happen when I execute it in Eclipse, so if anybody has a lot of experience with LibGDX, maybe you could give me a hint.

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Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:18am

Hahaha cute game ;) You made me laught. Good goat sound effect ;) It's kinda hard to kill all the ennemy but interesting gameplay anyway !

naufr4g0 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:22am

Game is fun in the first minutes. Later it becomes impossible to fend off enemies. Anyway I really like different actions! :)

lcass says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:07pm

how fun!

Canobie says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:09pm

Very fun... and funny. Good work!

Xgor says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:20pm

It felt almost impossible to kill any enemies.... It felt that my dash worked 33% of the time.

klianc09 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:45pm

@archaeometrician & naufr4g0: Yes, I added nearly all the waves in the last hours and wasn't able to play-test it enough, so it's really hard to win. But I rebalanced the difficulty in the Post-compo version.

@Xgor: The dash only gives a sudden speed burst that you lose very fast again. And the damage you deal depends on your speed at impact.
Therefore: the faster you can smash the dash button, the faster you go and the more damage you deal.

(In the Post-Compo version you can also hold the dash-button to run faster, but it's still not as fast as rapidly smashing the dash-button)

tompudding says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:09pm

I appreciate the digestive accuracy, though I wish the goat poop could be used to damage or dissuade the enemy!

mochalematazi says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:11pm

At first, I was confused since I only thought dash was used to go fast. Had to look in the comments to figure out that it's used to hit them! Haha. Overall, it was very silly and pretty fun. Difficult to kill the flying crows, though.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:22pm

i liked the goat stuff, but that was about it -- funny concept tho -- nice effort

wintermute says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:46pm

Awesome when played with a friend. Really made me feel like being a goat. But yes, the flying enemies are too hard to kill!

Diptoman says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:52pm

That was fun!
Like others said, enemies are a tad bit too hard though. :S

euske says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:42pm

Both links didn't work for me?

JHollands says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:48pm

Great fun. Upgrades would be hilarious.

klianc09 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:00pm

@euske: Strange, they work for me and everyone else. Did the server not respond or something?

@JHollands: Yeah, Powerups had been planned in the original brainstorming, but time-constraints and stuff...
But I will certainly implement them in the Post-Compo version sometime in the next weeks.

Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:06pm

super awesome
goat tower is the best title

h_double says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:44pm

I couldn't figure out if I was supposed to be able to kill enemies, but goats own and I had fun running around doing goat stuff. Well done!

Sebby says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:49am

Goats, hell yeah! :D I enjoyed head-butting things very much.

lopiky1 says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:56am

very fun good job :D

Tanser says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:36pm

Love the idea!

ashdnazg says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:45pm

Now that I've had the opportunity of being a goat I can die in peace. :D

haxpor says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 12:21pm

I can't download the game, it's say something about server problem and the website directs to ads-page.

klianc09 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:04pm

@everyone who has troubles downloading: I put up a mirror on dropbox, hoping that they are more reliable.

So if downloading it didn't work for you, try the mirror.

Antidote says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 9:01pm

Lol played with 2 players, kinda fun xD Wish it was easier to kill the enemies

ratalaika says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 10:24am

good job

Gaspard_ says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 3:42pm

Yeah it was hard, and I didn't care about that at all to!
Nice idea!

zconnelly13 says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 7:11pm

lol, goats.

manuq says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 7:22pm

The mirror works, the other URL gave me a corrupted file.

manuq says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 7:23pm

The authentic goat controls were great :) I wished the poo was useful to attack your enemies. Or it is and I didn't figure out how to use it?

Sep 5, 2013 @ 10:24am

Haha I am very amused...
It would be great if the enemies could be easier to steamroll though. That would make this even more epic.
Also the goat poop should really be a special attack XD

crueltear says ...
Sep 14, 2013 @ 11:05pm

Really funny game. Simple, but humor and fun is highlight of this game.

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 4:37pm

Cool idea, but poorly polished. The sounds are annoying (especially the ones in the main menu). The pixelart is good, but may use more "funnier" colors. The difficulty really needs to be more balanced, the singleplayer mode is too hard.

TobiasW says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 7:30pm

That game has everything that I expect from a goat defense game: Making the sounds that goats make, shitting on enemies, muching delightful grass, holding down flying enemies with my weight and walking on clouds.

No seriously, the gameplay was good, but it was those fun touches that made the game great, haha. And it's super cool that you added a co-op mode, pity I don't have a friend near!

BradleySmith says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 9:31pm

I love the way the goat shits. xD

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